The Heart of the Sleep Matter

I know I’m not the first to tell you about the benefits of exercise. I also know I’m not the first to tell you that exercise can do a body good from both an emotional and physical standpoint. But I might be the first to tell you that exercise, and specifically the...

The Pillow Tie

What will they think of next? I just read about a new tie coming out next month that has a “cushy” benefit: it converts into a pillow for a midday nap. Heads up, Dads.  You might be seeing this for Father’s Day. The aptly named Pillow Tie looks like any normal tie...

Quality vs. Quantity

It seems impossible: could new mothers really get the same amount of sleep as usual? That’s what one report seems to be saying…until you dig a little deeper (so don’t throw tomatoes at me yet, new moms). According to a new study that looked at the sleep life of...

Acupressure Improves Insomnia

I’m all for alternative therapies to treat insomnia and enhance sleep. I’m not sure what that word “alternative” means anymore because so many treatments labeled as such are mainstream today. And real studies employing the scientific method continue to emerge for a...

Sleep, Mortality, and Mental Decline

It’s the kind of headline that generates attention: “Insomnia Triggers Men’s Death, Kids’ Mental Decline.” That’s what this week’s latest studies, published in the journal Sleep, are showing. In one study, researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that: Men...